Headphones

HiFiMan Edition X Headphones

March 16, 2016
HiFiMan Edition X Headphones

SoundStage! Hi-Fi has posted a review of the HiFiMan Edition X headphones ($1799). Their conclusions: “If spending $3000 on headphones is a stretch for you, the Edition Xes are the better pick, especially considering that you don’t need to buy or carry a separate amplifier or a high-priced portable music player to use with...
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JH Audio Custom Layla In-Ear Monitors

March 15, 2016
JH Audio Custom Layla In-Ear Monitors

Eric Neff has posted a review of the JH Audio Custom Layla in-ear monitors ($2195) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The Layla’s take me back to that time band was fresh, rocking and David could hit all the notes. This is what I want to hear and remember and I get that with the Layla’s....
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ALO Audio Continental Headphone Amplifier-DAC

March 15, 2016
ALO Audio Continental Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the ALO Audio Continental headphone amplifier-DAC ($1495) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The ALO amp thus isn’t just a strap-on power booster to save a weak-chested DAP from a needier load. It’s also an instant weight builder for headphones that sound too light, energetically zippy and tonally inconsequential.”...
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MrSpeakers Ether and Ether C Headphones

March 15, 2016
MrSpeakers Ether and Ether C Headphones

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the MrSpeakers Ether ($1499) and Ether C headphones ($1599) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Despite the hinky name, MrSpeakers have matured into a major player on the current planar headfi scene. This turns up competitive heat. The consumer wins with more choices as players keep each other on...
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Questyle QP1R Digital Audio Player

March 14, 2016
Questyle QP1R Digital Audio Player

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Questyle QP1R digital audio player (€899) at 6moons. His conclusions: “That Questyle took up the slack to design and build a better iPod Classic is something all of us can see, appreciate and benefit from. This QP1R is the bomb. It’s so not going back. My...
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Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

March 12, 2016
Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Chord Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “One one hand it outperforms all competition in its price range. On the other it is supposed to be a portable amp/DAC and it’s really not, it better fits more “traditional” high-end setups (although does listening...
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Lars & Ivan THA-8 Headphone Amplifier-DAC and Focal SPHEAR In-Ear Monitors

March 12, 2016
Lars & Ivan THA-8 Headphone Amplifier-DAC and Focal SPHEAR In-Ear Monitors

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Lars & Ivan THA-8 headphone amplifier-DAC ($250) and Focal SPHEAR in-ear monitors ($179) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “These are excellent, inexpensive, perfectly made headphones, additionally equipped with well-profiled tips, thanks to which they fit the ear very well. I recommend them with all my heart!...
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Final Sonorous III Dynamic Headphones

March 10, 2016
Final Sonorous III Dynamic Headphones

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Final Sonorous III dynamic headphones (€379) at 6moons. His conclusions: “If you’ve looked for a true high-resolution full-size headphone which many will clearly prefer to a Sennheiser HD800 and which is a half-priced stand-in for a Beyerdynamic T5p, never mind that porta players will ace it...
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NAD VISO HP30 Headphones

March 9, 2016
NAD VISO HP30 Headphones

Bowei Zhao has posted a review of the NAD VISO HP30 headphones ($299) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “It doesn’t have the full sonic capabilities that purely audiophile geared headphones have, but it makes up for it with its crafty design and features. The headphones brought vivid life into my daily commute without requiring special...
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Astell&Kern AK380 Digital Audio Player

March 9, 2016
Astell&Kern AK380 Digital Audio Player

Steven R. Rochlin has posted a review of the Astell&Kern AK380 digital audio player ($3499) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “The ultimate portable media player for recording / mastering sound quality is the Astell&Kern AK380 hands down, everything else is settling for a compromise. When it comes to transparency, accuracy and the ability...
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Klipsch X20i In-Ear Monitors

March 8, 2016
Klipsch X20i In-Ear Monitors

Peter Pialis has posted a review of the Klipsch X20i in-ear monitors ($549) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “Throw in their outstanding build quality, from the lightweight and durable cables and one of the best 3 button mics I’ve seen, the Klipsch X20i in-ear monitors are a slam dunk and if you’re looking for a...
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oBravo HAMT-1 Headphones

March 8, 2016
oBravo HAMT-1 Headphones

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the oBravo HAMT-1 headphones (£1499) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “The oBravo HAMT-1 enhance this characteristic and give a precise connotation to the sound that one may like or not. This sound is a bit far away from the fidelity of the sound reproduction as I mean...
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Sennheiser HD 800 S Headphones

March 8, 2016
Sennheiser HD 800 S Headphones

Tyll Herstens has posted a review of the Sennheiser HD 800 S headphones ($1699) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “My last note on HD 800 S sound quality is something that has persisted in both the new and original model. The upper-mid-range is a bit withdrawn causing voices to loose some of their natural overtones...
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Pryma 0|1 Headphones

March 3, 2016
Pryma 0|1 Headphones

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Pryma 0|1 headphones ($499) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “To my mind, Pryma’s 0|1 headphones have no competition. Their industrial design, high-quality materials, and luxury feel alone put them in a class of their own. They can also be customized with leather headbands of different colors...
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Stax SR-L700 Earspeakers Headphones

March 2, 2016
Stax SR-L700 Earspeakers Headphones

Jez Ford has posted a review of the Stax SR-L700 earspeakers headphones ($2499) at AVHub. His conclusions: “Their open leakage makes them useless in a shared room, of course, unless you plug a second pair into the driver, but that aside, if you’re after a top-level headphone (or earspeakers, sorry), then you simply can’t...
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NAD Viso HP30 Headphones

February 29, 2016
NAD Viso HP30 Headphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the NAD Viso HP30 headphones ($229) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “Sonically, the HP30s are quite nice. They’re not for people who want loads of treble, and the apparent detail created by that extra treble. They’re for listeners who crave a natural-sounding midrange, precisely reproduced bass, and...
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RBH Sound EP3 Earphones

February 29, 2016
RBH Sound EP3 Earphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the RBH Sound EP3 earphones ($99) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “There are plenty of great-sounding $100 earphones, and I can’t predict which will best fit your ears or taste. But I think the EP3s are at least as good as anything else out there for the...
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Definitive Technology Symphony 1 Headphones

February 29, 2016
Definitive Technology Symphony 1 Headphones

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Definitive Technology Symphony 1 headphones ($399) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “They’re not the perfect noise-canceling headphones — nothing is, yet — but they deliver an undeniably appealing mix of sound quality, features, and comfort.” You can read the full review here. You can find links...
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Ultimate Ears UE Pro Reference Remastered Custom In-Ear Monitors

February 28, 2016
Ultimate Ears UE Pro Reference Remastered Custom In-Ear Monitors

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Ultimate Ears UE Pro Reference Remastered custom in-ear monitors ($999) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “In simple terms, the Pro Reference Remastered is a worthy successor to the original Pro Reference Monitor—one that, in my view, is better than the original in every way, while still selling...
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Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL 2.0 Headphone Amplifier

February 27, 2016
Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL 2.0 Headphone Amplifier

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL 2.0 headphone amplifier ($1100) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “I enjoyed every minute with the MicroZOTL 2.0 headphone and preamp. Yes, I used mostly as a preamplifier, and it was a wonderful match with all the power amplifiers I used it...
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Audeze EL-8 Headphones

February 26, 2016
Audeze EL-8 Headphones

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Audeze EL-8 headphones ($699) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “And while neither EL-8 will completely satisfy an Audeze LCD owner looking for the perfect portable LCD surrogate, both do capture much of the speed, immediacy” You can read the full review here. You can find...
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Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

February 24, 2016
Chord Mojo Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Lam Seng Fatt has posted a review of the Chord Mojo headphone amplifier-DAC ($599) at av2day.com. His conclusions: “Based purely on sound quality using a CD player as transport and the laptop with J River to play 16/44.1 PCM up to 32/384 PCM and DSD files up to DSD5.6 (or DSD11.2 if you can...
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RBH Sound HP-2 Noise Isolating Headphones

February 24, 2016
RBH Sound HP-2 Noise Isolating Headphones

Gene DellaSala has posted a review of the RBH Sound HP-2 noise isolating headphones ($299) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “The RBH HP-2s are about the best pair of over-ear cans I’ve heard at this price point. They do so many things right that they simply shouldn’t at this price that it’s almost frightening how...
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ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Headphones

February 23, 2016
ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 Headphones

Steve Guttenberg has posted a review of the ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 headphones ($1190) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The EnigmAcoustics Dharma D1000 seamlessly melds dynamic and electrostatic drivers to produce ultra high-resolution sound” You can read the full review here. You can find links to more reviews of the ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 here.
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Audeze Titanium EL-8 Headphones and Cypher Lightning Cable

February 23, 2016
Audeze Titanium EL-8 Headphones and Cypher Lightning Cable

Michael Mercer has posted a review of the Audeze Titanium EL-8 headphones ($) and Cypher Lightning cable ($) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Especially given the fact that I can use em for phone calls and Siri! I’ve been running late, rushing out the door, and since I got this combo I’m always carrying...
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